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Arrival of Impressive 73m Picchiotti Mega Yacht GRACE E in New York City

May 27, 2015

The impressive and outstanding 73m Picchiotti-branded mega yacht GRACE E has arrived in New York City. Built by the Perini Navi Group, luxury motor yacht GRACE has been recently awarded the ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ at the 2015 World Superyacht Awards.

Superyacht GRACE E passing by the Statue of the Liberty and heading to Manhattan - Photo by Onne van der Wal

Superyacht GRACE E passing by the Statue of the Liberty and heading to Manhattan – Photo by Onne van der Wal

Superyacht GRACE E will kick off her summer season in Manhattan, and subsequently will be cruising the water of the North-Eastern coast of US, followed by the Atlantic crossing. Her initial target will be a cruise in the Scandinavian seas, and then she will enjoy the azure waters of the popular Mediterranean.

Luxury motor yacht GRACE E heading to Manhattan - Photo by Onne van der Wal

Luxury motor yacht GRACE E heading to Manhattan – Photo by Onne van der Wal

GRACE E superyacht - side view - Photo by Onne van der Wal

GRACE E superyacht – side view – Photo by Onne van der Wal

Following on the success of her two predecessors, the multi-awarded 50m motor yacht Exuma and the 55m superyacht Galileo G, luxury yacht GRACE E features the same hull and superstructure design elements that characterize the series and ensure efficient and extreme long range navigation with her unique propulsion characteristics.

Mega yacht GRACE E from above - Photo by Onne van der Wal

Mega yacht GRACE E from above – Photo by Onne van der Wal

GRACE E yacht boasts an advanced new generation diesel-electric propulsion system with two Azipod fixed pitch propellers by ABB. The system not only allows for significant achievements in fuel and power consumption, long range and efficiency, but also permits notably low noise as well as vibration results.

Luxury yacht GRACE E - Photo by Onne van der Wal

Luxury yacht GRACE E – Photo by Onne van der Wal

There are more charter yachts by Perini Navi here.

Mighty 96m Devonport Mega Yacht VAVA II spotted at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

May 26, 2015

The mighty 96m (315′) mega yacht VAVA II was spotted by ‘ZipZapPower’ at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday, on May 25, 2015. Built by Devonport Yachts to a design by Redman Whiteley Dixon in 2011, luxury motor yacht VAVA II represents one of the largest and most technologically advanced yachts in the world.

Superbly designed by Remi Tessier, the beautiful and elegant interiors of the striking six-deck superyacht VAVA II accommodate an amazing number of 36 guests in vast and luxurious cabins. Built to comply with SOLAS codes, the vessel also boasts a helicopter landing pad, generous garages for four yacht tenders aft and forward, a fold-down beach club, as well as a breath-taking variable depth swimming pool.

Additional charter yachts built by Devonport.

Take a glimpse at new motor yacht HATTERAS 70 by Hatteras Yachts

May 25, 2015

Providing maximum cruising comfort, the all-new motor yacht Hatteras 70, the latest addition to the Hatteras fleet of luxury yachts, is a gorgeous and sleek Mediterranean – style flybridge vessel, boasting multiple seating and sunning spaces. Below is a nice selection of the Hatteras 70 yacht renderings, released by Hatteras Yachts.

Luxury motor yacht Hatteras 70 by Hatteras Yachts - Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Hatteras 70 by Hatteras Yachts – Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Hatteras 70 Yacht - side view - Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Hatteras 70 Yacht – side view – Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Motor yacht Hatteras 70 - aft view - Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Motor yacht Hatteras 70 – aft view – Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Hatteras 70 Yacht - Galley - Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Hatteras 70 Yacht – Galley – Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Luxury yacht Hatteras 70 - Dining - Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Luxury yacht Hatteras 70 – Dining – Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Motor yacht Hatteras 70 - Saloon - Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Motor yacht Hatteras 70 – Saloon – Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Luxury yacht Hatteras 70 - Cabin - Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

Luxury yacht Hatteras 70 – Cabin – Image credit to Hatteras Yachts

There are more charter yachts built by Hatteras here.

Sleek and gorgeous Hatteras 70 Yacht

May 22, 2015

Sleek and gorgeous Hatteras 70 yacht represents the latest addition to the fleet of luxury yachts unveiled by the US shipyard, Hatteras Yachts. The light and airy interiors of the lovely motor yacht Hatteras 70 provide comfortable accommodation to 8 guests in 4 magnificent staterooms, all positioned on the lower deck. In addition, there is a generous, open, Mediterranean-style flybridge, with multiple seating and sunning spaces. The video below, made by ‘perfect’, shows this latest Hatteras beauty.

More charter yachts by Hatteras.

Brand new Hatteras 100 RPH Yacht spotted in Miami

May 14, 2015

The brand new Hatteras 100 RPH (Raised Pilot House) yacht by Hatteras Yachts was spotted by ‘ZipZapPower’ in the video below, while departing the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. Luxury motor yacht Hatteras 100 RPH features a curvy, low profile exterior, beautifully designed by the yard’s in-house team and Enrico Gobbi by Team For Design (T4Design).

Additional charter yachts built by Hatteras.

2015 Monte Fino Motor Yacht PERFECT SENSE

May 14, 2015

Hargrave Custom Yachts has just released a video below, introducing the 2015 Monte Fino motor yacht Perfect Sense. Boasting world class quality, the stylish 80-foot Flush Deck superyacht Perfect Sense represents a design masterpiece, providing lovely accommodation in 4 magnificent cabins. She made her world premiere at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show.

Additional charter yachts built by Hargrave.

Tour of newly re-designed Motor Yacht Ocean Alexander 72

May 12, 2015

Ocean Alexander has released an amazing video below, introducing their newly re-designed motor yacht Ocean Alexander 72. Providing maximum comfort and luxury, the lovely Ocean Alexander 72 yacht can easily host her guests for weekend excursions, as well as for an entire summer.

More info and images on Ocean Alexander.

Lovely MCY 70 Yacht by Monte Carlo Yachts spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

May 06, 2015

The lovely MCY 70 yacht was spotted by ‘ZipZapPower’, while running out of the beautiful Florida yacht vacation destination – Fort Lauderdale. Luxury motor yacht MCY 70 was built by Monte Carlo Yachts to a design by Nuvolari Lenard. She can reach an impressive top speed of 32 knots, thanks to her twin powerful MAN V8 1200 diesel engines.

Five Astondoa Yachts Sold in Six Months

April 30, 2015

Astondoa, one of Europe’s largest and oldest shipyards specializing in the building of fully custom motor yachts varying in size from 40 to 200 feet, has selected G-Marine as their exclusive distributor for North America, as well as Central and South America. It has been a very busy and successful time for G-Marine that has retail sold five Astondoa yachts in only 6 months.

Luxury motor yacht Astondoa 80 GLX at full speed

Luxury motor yacht Astondoa 80 GLX at full speed

Three of the sold vessels – superyacht Astondoa 110 GLX, luxury yacht Astondoa 80 GLX and Astondoa 52′ Fly yacht – are currently under construction, due to be handed over to their Owners later this year. The Astondoa 72 GLX yacht and Astondoa model 38HT, which were in the USA as stock units, were delivered in January 2015.

Superyacht Astondoa 80 GLX

Superyacht Astondoa 80 GLX

Alberto Galante, G-Marine’s CEO, said:Astonda offers an attractive design that reflects its brand’s philosophy of luxury, modernity and functionality at very competitive prices. Furthermore, each yacht can be fully customized according to the client’s specifications through Astondoa’s Custom Line System.”

Refit of 90’ Palmer Johnson Motor Yacht ASHA at Front Street Shipyard

April 30, 2015

All winter and spring saw the US refit company, Front Street Shipyard, work on a major refit of the 90’ Palmer Johnson motor yacht ASHA. Superyacht ASHA has been successfully re-launched this month. She will soon head south. 

90' Palmer Johnson Yacht ASHA under refit at Front Street Shipyard

90′ Palmer Johnson Yacht ASHA under refit at Front Street Shipyard

The refit of luxury yacht ASHA included a lot of paint touch-ups. The flybridge has been painted and the non-skid has been replaced. ASHA’s interior has also received major updates. New teak and holly soles in the galley have been crafted, along with a magnificent new set of teak stairs. New granite countertops modernized the galley. Additional granite countertops in the master head and stonework in both the showers has refined the aesthetic of the heads. In addition, the heated tile floors have been installed in the master head. The owner’s cabin now boasts a stylish new varnished wood headboard with complimentary countertops.

The mechanical team of Front Street Shipyard has also worked on the maintenance and updating of ASHA yacht’s systems. The all-new stern thruster has been installed to improve the yacht’s agility and performance, and almost all of the hydraulic fittings and hoses have been replaced. In the power system, the shaft, flexible coupling, and props have been all refurbished.

Front Street Shipyard has also installed several new electronics as well as some new appliances on board ASHA superyacht to get her ready for cruising.

Further details about Palmer Johnson